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Author Topic: I Hate My Acoustic Strings
smgear

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Post Re: I Hate My Acoustic Strings
on: September 9, 2012, 04:18
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"Argentine strings are comprised of a round steel core with silver plated copper windings."

They're the standard for gypsy jazz playing. I'd generally describe them as being more touch sensitive than the usual steel/bronze variants. With a heavy pick attack or fingernail, they can be really bright and your leads can really cut through, but if you use your pads, you can get a very pleasant warm/round tone. I think they're ideal if you like carrying a bass line with your thumb. John Pearce and Savarez are my favorites.

https://shoppingcart.djangobooks.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=catshow&ref=Strings&count=30&offset=30

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Post Re: I Hate My Acoustic Strings
on: October 7, 2012, 06:11
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These strings sound great, I think. I use them on a 3/4 size acoustic. Thomastik Infeld Plectrums.
What the manufacturer says:
Plectrum Acoustic Series are soft sounding strings for acoustic guitar with low tension on the bottom end. The plain strings are made of brass coated steel, the wound strings have a silk inlay in combination with a highly flexible steel core. A, D, G strings are polished bronze flatwound, Bass-E is polished bronze roundwound. PLECTRUM are available for 6- and 12-string instruments.

Oscar

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Post Re: I Hate My Acoustic Strings
on: January 12, 2016, 19:58
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Quote from Thecoslar on August 7, 2012, 19:27
If I want a warmer, duller sound on a steel string acoustic I usually stick flatwound electric strings on it (12s usually). Takes some getting used to, but it's a really out there sound that few people replicate.

I agree fully with what you say. I've used flatwound strings on my acoustics with great success. I recorded many songs and I am very pleased with the sound. Some people say that it has characteristics similar to a harpsichord. I used the D'Addario Chromes. Anywhere from .010 to .013 depending on the guitar and the sound I was looking for.

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